SOURCE: CollabNet


November 12, 2009 09:00 ET

CollabNet Introduces Version 2.0 of Open Source CollabNet Desktop--Visual Studio Edition

Developers to Benefit From Ease-of-Use Innovations and Deeper Integration With CollabNet TeamForge and Subversion; Free Web-Based Training Available Now

BRISBANE, CA--(Marketwire - November 12, 2009) - CollabNet, a leader in distributed application lifecycle management (ALM) solutions, today introduced version 2.0 of CollabNet Desktop--Visual Studio Edition to provide developers a more collaborative and productive work environment. The software enables developers using Microsoft Visual Studio to access the rich set of features and functionality of the CollabNet TeamForge™ ALM platform and the Subversion software configuration management (SCM) tool directly from their IDEs. CollabNet Desktop--Visual Studio Edition will be compatible with Visual Studio 2010.

The company also announced that registered members of the Open CollabNet community can receive 2.5 hours of free Web-based training for CollabNet Desktop at Free Open CollabNet registration is also available there.

Version 2.0 features substantial ease-of-use innovations and deeper integration between Visual Studio and the CollabNet products than ever before. CollabNet Desktop--Visual Studio Edition is available as an open source download at Version 2.0 will be available when CollabNet TeamForge 5.3 is released in December, 2009.

The AnkhSVN component of the desktop solution enables developers to perform common Subversion-related tasks without leaving Visual Studio, including viewing the status of source code, updating a Subversion working copy, committing changes, and browsing repositories.

The latest version of the software increases developer productivity with seamless integration and an all-new graphical point-and-click interface. Associations between pieces of code or between code and defects are now made with drag-and-drop precision, eliminating the need for error-prone re-typing or cutting and pasting of defect numbers. Multiple issue and bug trackers are now supported for end-to-end collaboration between developers and testers for defect management.

"With a focus on change management and version control right from within the IDE, the second release of CollabNet Desktop--Visual Studio Edition provides developers the tools they need to create custom ALM solutions," said Doug Seven, senior product manager, Visual Studio Team System, Microsoft Corp. "Microsoft is pleased that partners like CollabNet utilize the Visual Studio product line to assist customers in software development."

"CollabNet Desktop--Visual Studio Edition serves as a hub within the IDE for all change management and version control activity for the Visual Studio developer," said Jim Ensell, vice president, business development, CollabNet. "The new software links Visual Studio, CollabNet TeamForge, and Subversion tightly together to provide a complete platform for globally distributed and collaborative software development."

CollabNet TeamForge provides users with a wide range of ALM capabilities, including software version control, bug tracking, requirements management, and release packaging, along with collaboration tools such as wikis, discussion forums, and document repositories. The largest and most successful open source software communities in the world, including,,, and the award-winning, are based on CollabNet's ALM platform.

CollabNet, a Microsoft Visual Studio Industry Partner, will be demonstrating and distributing the CollabNet Desktop--Visual Studio Edition at the Microsoft Professional Developers Conference, November 17-19, 2009 in booth 1017.

CollabNet is also releasing CollabNet Desktop - Eclipse Edition v2.0.

About CollabNet

CollabNet is the leader in application lifecycle management (ALM) platforms for distributed software development teams. CollabNet TeamForge is the industry's most open ALM platform, supporting every environment, methodology, and technology. With an integrated suite of easy-to-use tools that share a centralized repository, it is the only ALM platform that enables a culture of collaboration, improving productivity 10-50% and reducing the cost of software development by up to 80%. As the corporate sponsor of the open source Subversion project, the best version control and software configuration management (SCM) solution for distributed teams, collaborative development is in CollabNet's DNA. Millions of users at more than 800 organizations, including Applied Biosystems, Capgemini, Deutsche Bank, Oracle, Reuters, and the U.S. Department of Defense, have transformed the way they develop software with CollabNet. For more information, visit

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